IWBF Asia Oceania Zone has released the match schedule for the 2017 IWBF Asia Oceania Championships for Men and Women.

The Championships will take place in the Chinese Paralympic Training Venue in Beijing, China between the 23rd October – 28th October 2017.

Forty-five matches will be played across two courts over seven days as the teams battle it out to not only to be crowned the Asia Oceania Champions, but also for a place at the IWBF World Championships 2018.

In the men’s competition, the fourteen teams will be split across four pools and play a round robin, with the top two in each pool progressing through to the quarter-finals, followed by semi-finals and finals. The top four in the competition claiming a ticket to the World Championships in Hamburg.

With only two spots available at the World Championships for the women’s teams, Australia, Iran, Japan and hosts China will play a round robin to determine semi-final placings, with the victorious teams claiming a spot in the final and a place at the World Championships.

Hosts China will tip-off the Championships as their men’s team face Afghanistan in the opening game. Their female counterparts will face a tough start against Australia.

Download full schedule of IWBF Asia Oceania Championships 2017.